Seventh Night of Songful Light: A Rising Song Hanukkah Gathering with Hadar West Coast
Usher in the penultimate night of Hanukkah with this participatory gathering of heart-opening song, uplifting Torah, and connective community. Facilitated by R. Deborah Sacks Mintz, R. David Kasher, and musicians from LA's Jewish music community, we'll weave our way through a musical journey of darkness to light.
Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz serves the Hadar Institute as Director of Tefillah and Music. An educator, facilitator, and composer, she has collaborated on over two dozen albums of new Jewish music through Rising Song and beyond, including two albums of her own original music: The Narrow and the Expanse (2020) an Yetzira (2023).
Rabbi David Kasher is the Director of Hadar West Coast. After graduating from Wesleyan University and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and has served as Senior Jewish Educator at Berkeley Hillel and a part of the founding team at Kevah, and Associate Rabbi at IKAR. Rabbi Kasher is a teacher of nearly all forms of classical Jewish literature, but his greatest passion is Torah commentary, and he spent five years producing the weekly ParshaNut blog and podcast exploring the riches of the genre. He published an essay, 'Eating Our Way from Justice to Holiness,' in Kashrut and Jewish Food Ethics (Academic Studies Press, 2019), completed a translation of Avot d'Rabbi Natan for Sefaria, and is the author of ParshaNut: 54 Journeys into the World of Torah Commentary.